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King Dome Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,300'
Location: 34.0033, -116.1493 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Salamanizer suchoski, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 11, 2002
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Description 

This tall formation sits all alone in the desert to the northwest of the main Hall of Horrors Area and can be a nice place to escape to if there are crowds there. Climbs here range from 5.6 to 5.12a with the majority in the 5.10 and under range with a nice assortment of both cracks and faces.

Some of the better routes here include Arturo's Special (5.8), Mission Impossible (5.11b) and Triumph Arch (5.11d).

Getting There 

Hike about 200 meters northwest from West Wall Outer (Buckets to Burbank Area) following a vague trail. The approach takes about 10-15 minutes from the parking area at Hall of Horrors.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.4 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in King Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for King Dome:
Arturo's Special   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   King Dome - East Face
Tiptoe To Topanga   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   King Dome - East Face
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Trashman Roof 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : King Dome - East Face
The majority of climbs on King Dome are on the east face, which is the one visible on the approach from Hall Of Horrors. This climb lies in the center of the east face on a small block situated just in front of the main wall.Scramble up easy face to reach a hand crack over a small roof and continue up the crack above to finish; Short and sweet.A fun little route that is easily led or bouldered depending on one's inclination....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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